Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo has explained how he thinks Eddie's death will affect Dustin in Stranger Things season 5.
Eddie Munson (Joseph Quinn) became fans favourite thanks to the charm of the metal Dungeon Master. He had a close relationship with Dustin Henderson (Gaten Matarazzo). So undoubtedly, Dustin was deveastated over Eddie’s demise in the Upside Down.
In a new interview with TV Insider, Matarazzo reveals how he thinks Eddie's death will affect Dustin. He said,
"I don’t know what [Matt and Ross Duffer] have in store and writing-wise, but I think going into it, there’s no denying that there’s going to need to be a shift there and there’s going to need to be a bit of focus on the fact that nobody can really come back from seeing that."
“[Dustin] has dealt with loss in the past. He’s seen horrible things, but to have a very close friend of his brutally die, not just there in front of him, but directly with him is [another thing]. The one thing that I’m always thinking about going into it is that we don’t necessarily see it happen, but Dustin would’ve had to have left [Eddie] there to get out and leave himself. And that’s something that I was thinking about during the scene with Eddie’s uncle. Because of the leg injury and because of Dustin’s lack of upper body strength, he would’ve needed to leave [Eddie’s] body there while needing to get out himself. And if they’re going to play with that, it’s something I’ll be thinking about quite a lot.”